October 08, 2012

Illinois Coach Beckman Apologizes for Tobacco Use

Fighting Illini football coach Tim Beckman committed a secondary violation of the NCAA after he was caught stuffing a wad of smokeless tobacco in his mouth during this weekend's game at Wisconsin.


October 05, 2012

Impact of Climate Change on Farming

For Midwest farmers, this summer was brutal. In McLean County, soybean and corn crops struggled to survive through short, rare rains while dairy cows and livestock endured intense heat. By June, the drought covered more than half the United States.


October 04, 2012

Illinois Court Opens Door to Divorce for Mentally Disabled

The Illinois Supreme Court has ended a state ban on divorce for people who are mentally disabled and need guardians. The court ruled today that such divorces should be looked at on a case-by-case basis to determine what's in the disabled person's best interests.


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